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Wi-Fi To Surpass Wired Network Traffic By 2015
Posted By Dave Smith On June 1, 2011 @ 1:23 pm In Telecom and Wireless,Wireless Networks | No Comments
For the first time, Cisco released a report that explicitly breaks down Wi-Fi traffic, both where it’s been, and where it’s going. According to the “global IP traffic forecast,” Wi-Fi devices will overtake wired devices in bandwidth usage for the first time in 2015. Wi-Fi will take up about 46 percent of all Internet traffic by that time.
The biggest driver for global traffic growth will be video, which will account for 62 percent of consumer Internet traffic. The report says the average Internet household will consume 61.8 GB of bandwidth per month in 2015; last year, households only consumed about 17.1 GB per month.
Cisco’s report makes sense, as network operators have looked more to offload mobile traffic onto Wi-Fi networks to deal with network congestion. Mobile networks will need all the traffic support they can get—Cisco predicts mobile IP traffic will grow 26 times over the next four years.
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